Observation Tower Ribbon Cutting

26 Sep 15:30 - 16:00 26 Sep 15:30 - 16:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
CNC has installed a two-story observation tower on its Wetlands property, located on Badour Road between Pine River and Ashby roads, and will hold a Midland Area Chamber of...   More info

An Evening of History and Nature at Averill Preserve

26 Sep 18:00 - 19:00 26 Sep 18:00 - 19:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Join Gary Skory from Midland County Historical Society and a CNC Naturalist as we explore the nature and history of the Averill Preserve. Stories of the past will be shared as we...   More info

International Day of Play

29 Sep 13:00 - 16:00 29 Sep 13:00 - 16:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Celebrate the International Day of Play at the Chippewa Nature Center! Join CNC play advocates Madison Powell (Preschool Director) and Steve Frisbee (Camp Director) in the Nature...   More info

Fall Harvest Festival

30 Sep 10:00 - 16:00 30 Sep 10:00 - 16:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
During this special, one-day event, the Nature Center comes alive with demonstrations and programs that focus on the autumn traditions of people in the 19th century. Programs in...   More info

Mid-Mitten Chapter of Wild Ones: Soil

04 Oct 18:30 - 20:00 04 Oct 18:30 - 20:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Soil Identifying needs and possible amendments Dan Draves, a retired teacher and current Advanced Master Gardener, presents a synopsis of soil composition and its symbiotic...   More info

Teacher's Night in Nature: Night Lighting

04 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 04 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
All teachers are invited to explore nature at night with night lighting! Bring your flashlight to use on our hike as we search for the glittery eyes of nocturnal creatures...   More info

Story Hour

05 Oct 09:30 - 10:30 05 Oct 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

05 Oct 11:00 - 12:00 05 Oct 11:00 - 12:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Hocus Pocus-Herbs Of Halloween By Pat Manley

05 Oct 19:00 05 Oct 19:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come join us for a magical night...   More info

Fungi Workshop

06 Oct 18:00 - 07 Oct 16:00 06 Oct 18:00 - 07 Oct 16:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Friday 6-9 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Join us for an introduction on the importance of fungi in ecosystems as we search for, collect and identify fungi. Learn about the...   More info

SOLD OUT - Fall Color Tour by Kayak

07 Oct 13:00 - 16:00 07 Oct 13:00 - 16:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier on an autumn kayak trip down the Chippewa River when fall color will (hopefully) be at its peak! If weather or water conditions are...   More info

Fall Family Mini Sessions

08 Oct 02:00 - 05:00 08 Oct 02:00 - 05:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Fall Family Mini Sessions at Chippewa Nature Center $100 ($50 due to book $50 due at the session) 10 minute session 5-8 photos digitally delivered 3:00 Zimmerman 3:10 3:20 3:30...   More info

Finding Fungi Walk

08 Oct 13:00 - 15:00 08 Oct 13:00 - 15:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
During the late summer and early fall, Boletes, Russelas, Aminitas and other colorful mushroom fruits cover the forest floor. Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier on...   More info

Chippewa Nature Center through the Seasons

12 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 12 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Join photojournalist Kent Miller for an evening to visually explore Chippewa Nature Center through the seasons. Over the course of a year, Kent spent hours capturing the beauty of...   More info

Wee Stroll

13 Oct 09:30 - 10:30 13 Oct 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around them. FREE...   More info

Fall Mini Sessions

14 Oct 09:00 - 17:00 14 Oct 09:00 - 17:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Each session ($40) includes 20 minutes with photographer, an online private proofing gallery, 1 FREE digital image download of your choice with print rights, and 50 off your...   More info

Families in Nature: Fungi and Falling Leaves

14 Oct 13:00 - 14:00 14 Oct 13:00 - 14:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Venture out to Chippewa Nature Center for the monthly Families in Nature outdoor program series to explore the wonders of Michigan’s seasons. Join Interpretive Naturalist...   More info

Story Hour

19 Oct 09:30 - 20 Oct 10:30 19 Oct 09:30 - 20 Oct 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

19 Oct 11:00 - 12:00 19 Oct 11:00 - 12:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Night Lighting for Wildlife

19 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 19 Oct 19:00 - 20:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
What animals will you see when the sun goes down? Bring your flashlight or headlamp (the brighter the better!) and join CNC Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier to find out...   More info

Going Geocaching

21 Oct 10:00 - 14:00 21 Oct 10:00 - 14:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Beginners and experts alike are invited to stop by the Visitor Center anytime between 10 am-2 pm to begin your adventure in search of geocaches! Geocaches are small containers...   More info

Fall Mini Sessions

21 Oct 12:00 - 15:00 21 Oct 12:00 - 15:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
The fall mini session sign-ups are here! First come first serve! They will be held on October 21st at Chippewa Nature Center. These can be families, couples, just kids, mommy and...   More info

Fall Minis

22 Oct 02:00 - 05:00 22 Oct 02:00 - 05:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
$100 ($50 due to book $50 due the day of the session) 5-8 images 10 minute sessions 3:00 3:10 3:20 3:30 3:40 3:50 4:00 4:10 4:20 4...   More info

Fall Family Mini Sessions 2017

22 Oct 10:00 - 17:30 22 Oct 10:00 - 17:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
It's that time of year again, to schedule your Fall Family Mini Session! My favorite sessions of the whole year 3 Sessions will be held at Chippewa Nature Center in MIdland...   More info

Fall Family Minis

22 Oct 14:00 - 17:30 22 Oct 14:00 - 17:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Fall Family Minis at Chippewa Nature Center A second date has been officially added, also at Chippewa Nature Center Sunday, October 22nd FILLED 2 Melissa Sacco 2:30 Gina...   More info

Minimalist Minis - Fall Vintage Truck

22 Oct 15:00 - 18:30 22 Oct 15:00 - 18:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Minimalist Minis Fall Vintage Truck Sessions at CNC Let's capture the beauty of October. And the beauty of your life! We love the rustic yet classic look of an old vintage truck...   More info

Nature at Night

27 Oct 18:00 - 20:30 27 Oct 18:00 - 20:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come enjoy this event for the whole family where kids of all ages can enjoy the wonders of night time! -Crafts -Games -Activities -Stories at the wigwam -Live nature music...   More info

Nature at Night

28 Oct 18:00 - 21:30 28 Oct 18:00 - 21:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come enjoy this event for the whole family where kids of all ages can enjoy the wonders of night time! -Crafts -Games -Activities -Stories at the wigwam -Live nature music...   More info

Mid-Mitten Chapter of Wild Ones: Annual Potluck and Membership M

01 Nov 18:30 - 20:00 01 Nov 18:30 - 20:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Mid-Mitten Chapter Annual Potluck and Membership Meeting Doors open at 6 pm at the Visitor Center at Chippewa Nature Center for food set up. Bring a dish to pass. Potluck dinner...   More info

Story Hour

02 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 02 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

02 Nov 11:00 - 12:00 02 Nov 11:00 - 12:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

04 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 04 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Full Moon Stroll

04 Nov 18:30 - 20:00 04 Nov 18:30 - 20:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
November marks the Beaver moon as a time when traps were set before swamps froze to start a supply of winter furs. Like busy beavers stashing away a ready food store, people also...   More info

Evening Basket Making Workshop

09 Nov 18:00 - 20:30 09 Nov 18:00 - 20:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Have you always wanted to weave your own basket, but just didn’t have the time to do it? In this evening session, CNC’s Jenn Kirts will teach you to weave a simple basket from...   More info

Wee Stroll

10 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 10 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around them. FREE...   More info

Soapmaking Workshop

11 Nov 09:00 - 13:00 11 Nov 09:00 - 13:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Would you like a new hobby for the long, cold winter; to create unusual gifts for the holidays or just have fun with an old-time craft? Join Judy Packard to learn the basic...   More info

Families in Nature: Who Dung It?

11 Nov 13:00 - 14:00 11 Nov 13:00 - 14:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Venture out to Chippewa Nature Center for the monthly Families in Nature program series! Join CNC’s naturalists for this outdoor program to explore the wonders of Michigan’s...   More info

Felting for Fun

12 Nov 13:30 - 16:30 12 Nov 13:30 - 16:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Join accomplished fiberistas and CNC volunteers Sue Erhardt and Andrea Foster to learn two different ways of felting animal fibers. Participants will learn how to wet felt by...   More info

Story Hour

16 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 16 Nov 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

16 Nov 11:00 - 12:00 16 Nov 11:00 - 12:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Fall Exploration Days

24 Nov 08:00 - 26 Nov 17:00 24 Nov 08:00 - 26 Nov 17:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Enjoy your break from school while exploring the wonders of nature in Michigan! This indoor program includes a variety of self-guided, hands-on exploration stations. Experiments...   More info

Giving Thanks to Nature

24 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 24 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Start a new family tradition on Black Friday in the great outdoors! Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier for a leisurely stroll on CNC’s trails to slow down, appreciate...   More info

Nature Art Show & Sale Member Preview

01 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 01 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Member Preview night at the Nature Art Show & Sale is a fun, festive event! Come and enjoy art, refreshments and livemusic. The artists will offer some of the best photography...   More info

Nature Art Show & Sale

02 Dec 08:00 - 17:00 02 Dec 08:00 - 17:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Nature artists will offer some of the best photography, wood carvings, sculpture, pottery, books and baskets that Michigan has to offer! Come to the art show to fill your...   More info

Full Moon Stroll

03 Dec 18:00 - 19:00 03 Dec 18:00 - 19:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
We start our stroll after sunset, so if it is clear we should see the moon. This month’s Long Nights moon recognizes the shorter days and longer nights before the winter solstice...   More info

Night at the Cabin

03 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 03 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Autumn has nearly come to an end and the dark nights of winter lie ahead. Join us for a lamp-lit evening at the Homestead Cabin to learn how farmers prepared for this lean time of...   More info

Story Hour

07 Dec 09:30 - 10:30 07 Dec 09:30 - 10:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Story Hour

07 Dec 11:00 - 12:00 07 Dec 11:00 - 12:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE Ages: 3-5 yrs, accompanied by an adult...   More info

Families in Nature: Needles and Cones

09 Dec 13:00 - 14:00 09 Dec 13:00 - 14:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Venture out to Chippewa Nature Center for the monthly Families in Nature program series! Join CNC’s naturalists for this outdoor program to explore the wonders of Michigan’s...   More info

Introduction to Handspinning Workshop

10 Dec 13:30 - 16:30 10 Dec 13:30 - 16:30 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Join CNC volunteers and accomplished spinners Sue Erhardt and Andrea Foster for an afternoon of learning to spin wool on a drop spindle. We'll start with a basic history of...   More info

Winter Solstice Celebration

16 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 16 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
The Winter Solstice is here! For centuries, people have gathered with family and friends to recognize the longest night of the year and to celebrate the return of longer days to...   More info

Winter Exploration Days

22 Dec 08:00 - 03 Jan 17:00 22 Dec 08:00 - 03 Jan 17:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Enjoy your break from school while exploring the wonders of nature in Michigan! This indoor program includes a variety of self-guided, hands-on exploration stations. Experiments...   More info

Nature’s New Year’s Eve

31 Dec 19:00 - 20:00 31 Dec 19:00 - 20:00 - Midland Midland
Chippewa Nature Center Chippewa Nature Center
Venture out for some family fun this New Year’s Eve as we play games, watch for nocturnal animals and enjoy a light snack with sparkling juice! FREE All Ages, under 18 w/adult...   More info


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